For comparison, my 2011 stats.
Total books read in 2012: 130
For the full list, see my Read in 2012 list.
Average books per month: 11
January was my highest month with 16 books.
May was my lowest month with 8 books.
And now come the graphs :)
Print is still my top choice for reading format, but my audio and e-book formats took some pretty big leaps this year.
(Audio went from 9% in 2011 to 22% in 2012 - most likely due to my long commute; e-books went from 12% in 2011 to 18% in 2012.)
My genres for the most part didn't change much since last year. The two significant differences are the big increase in sci-fi (from 2 books to 21 books) and the big decrease in paranormal (from 22 books to 8 books). There were some other adjustments, notably an increase in fairy tale retellings, but nothing too monumental.
In other percentages, mostly for my own benefit, things stayed fairly consistent:
Fiction 95 %
(which is still painfully sad)
My age group reading was pretty similar as well (boy, do I need to read more adult books)
Childrens: (below middle grade): 2%
Middle Grade: 24%
Young Adult: 65%
The sources for my books was almost identical to 2011:
Books from the library: 49%
Books sent for review: 44%
Books from my collection (not for review): 5%
I'm hoping the Dusty Bookshelf Challenge will help me pull up that last percentage a little.
My most-read author was a three-way tie with four books each:
L.A. Meyer (for the Bloody Jack series)
Tamora Pierce (for the Song of the Lioness series mostly)
Cinda Williams Chima (for the Seven Realms series)
Other random stats:
2012 Debut Authors: 18
Did Not Finish: 5
Books with main or strong supporting characters who are People of Color (I've included people with disabilities in this rather broad definition): 33%
If you're interested in seeing how I did with my reading challenges from 2012, go to my 2012 Reading Challenges Page.
Whew, if you made it through this post, give yourself a pat on the back! How was your 2012 reading?
If you buy through my Amazon linkage, I will get a very small percentage